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In a Vase on Monday: Shabby Chic

It’s Bank Holiday Monday here in the UK so, being without my usual Monday morning activities and, as it is raining, no visit to a Bank Holiday Monday car boot sale either, there is an earlier vase on Monday! Roses … Continue reading

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After the Ball is Over

Fellow blogger Chloris recently commented about the deflation felt now that June’s wonderful flush of roses is largely over – walking through our humble rose garden here is certainly not the same experience it was a few weeks ago, although … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Blooms Day: Roses Need Noses

There are many blooms in the garden this month but they are undoubtedly dominated by the roses. Even from the kitchen windows we have the pleasure of ‘Rambling Rector’, above, ‘Rural England’ (as described the other day), below: and ‘Danse … Continue reading

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He Loves me, He Loves me Not…..

Well yesterday, being the Golfer’s birthday, he did love me because I drove him to Bridgnorth to look at trains – but we went via David Austin Roses at Albrighton so we were both happy. Some of my roses are … Continue reading

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Keeping Their Urn

The promised rain clouds arriving simultaneously with the time available for gardening and resulted in jobs being kept to the minimum. Greenhouse checked, seeds checked, snowdrops checked (more than once) – and the bases of these urns moved down to … Continue reading

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A Bit Flushed

Wow! That collage might fool you into thinking the garden is full of roses at the moment, but it’s an illusion – although many are having a second flush or have continued flowering off and on throughout, which is of … Continue reading

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The Roses Return

Rambling away from home yet again we paid a return visit to Coughton Court today on our way to Surrey to see Elder Daughter; we had a day out there last September at which time I realised another visit in … Continue reading

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Cherry Ripe!

The scent of the garden is almost intoxicating at present, particularly as the warm weather continues. Wild honeysuckle in the hedge outside the back door immediately assaults the senses and its various cultivated cousins around the garden add to this … Continue reading

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When I did my quick ramble when we got home on Tuesday evening it was the roses that I noticed most – there may have been a handful open before we left but it was if the Rose Fairy had … Continue reading

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Home Again, Home Again to Find a Fat Hog

Making a detour for another visit on the way home today meant it was getting dark by the time we got back (unlike the lighter nights at my Mum’s), meaning that taking today’s photographs would be difficult. A very rapid … Continue reading

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